Train Rides

DLW-painted 663 locomotive at station stop
DL&W-painted diesel locomotives pose for photos at a Steamtown NHS excursion station stop.

NPS Photo

2017 Season

Steamtown's short train rides and excursions are available seasonally - view this year's schedule. Important note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, all of our 2017 train rides are NOT handicap/wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Train reservations are open; phone 570-340-5204, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. For GROUP (10 or more) reservations, phone 570-340-5259, 9 am - 3:30 pm weekdays. Sorry, Internet/email sales are NOT available.

Visitors hoping to vist the short train ride ("Scranton Limited") on select weekdays are strongly encouraged to contact the park at 570-340-5204 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at least one day prior to your visit.

When operational, the "Scranton Limited" short train rides depart from the park's Museum Core Complex. This train ride encompasses a 3-mile, 30-minute round trip through the rail yards, and crosses the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel (former DL&W Railroad passenger station and offices), before stopping near the University of Scranton and begin its return to the roundhouse boarding area. For the ride schedule, check our Monthly Scheduled Programs to verify operating days and times prior to your visit. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)

On some Sundays, the "Scranton Limited" will transform into the "Nay Aug Gorge Limited." This expanded ride will travel a bit further east along the former Pocono Mainline to the 755-foot Nay Aug Tunnel. Each trip will also feature an interpretive program by a park ranger or volunteer, and a brief stop above Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL which is located inside the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park and the adjacent Everhart Museum.

The cost for both the "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Gorge Limited" short train rides is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older, in addition to the park's daily entrance fee. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)

 

2017 SUMMER - FALL EXCURSION SCHEDULE

DESTINATION 2017 SUMMER - FALL EXCURSIONS FARES
Tobyhanna, Pa. July 22
August 26
Departs 11:00 am, returns to park at approx. 3:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives
Adults (ages 16-61) $34
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29
Children (ages 6 – 15) $22
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required
Cresco, Pa. July 23
August 20
October 22
Departs 11:30 am returns to park at approx. 4:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
Adults (ages 16-61) $34
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29
Children (ages 6 – 15) $22
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required
Moscow, Pa. July 30
August 12, 27
September 2, 3
October 14, 21
Departs 12:30 pm returns to park at approx. 3:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
SPECIAL! MOSCOW COUNTRY FAIR
August 5, 6
Departs 12:30 pm returns to park at approx. 4:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
Adults (ages 16 – 61) $24
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $22
Children (ages 6 to 15) $17
Children (to age 5) Free! (Ticket required)
Gouldsboro, Pa. August 13
October 29
Departs 11:00 am, returns to park at approx. 3:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
Adults (ages 16-61) $34
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29
Children (ages 6 – 15) $22
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required
East Stroudsburg, Pa.

October 7
Departs 9:30 am, returns to park at approx. 4:30 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
Adults (ages 16-61) $54
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $49
Children (ages 6 – 15) $32
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required
Carbondale, Pa. October 9
(Columbus Day)
Departs 10:00 am, returns to park at approx. 4:00 pm
tentatively powered by steam locomotive
Adults (ages 16 – 61) $24
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $22
Children (ages 6 to 15) $17
Children (to age 5) Free! (Ticket required)

Delaware Water Gap Twp., Pa.
October 15
Departs 9:00 am, returns to park at approx.5:00 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotive
Adults (ages 16-61) $54
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $49
Children (ages 6 – 15) $32
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required
 
 
Refund Policy

In the event you miss your Short Train Ride (yard shuttle), we can put you on the next shuttle as long as the train is not sold out or was the last train of the day.

If you miss the train for a special event or excursion program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you miss the return ride from a special event or excursion program, you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.

Last updated: October 16, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018

Phone:

(570) 340-5200
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